Series 2000: Casement, Awning, Hopper
Eco-cycle: Manufacturing produces waste destined for the world’s landfills. In order to combat this inefficient discarding of materials, 100% of our aluminum remnants are collected and melted down to make new windows and doors. This greatly reduces energy input because aluminum production from scrap uses 95% less energy and limits the waste stream.
Environmentally Preferred: Because aluminum is a relatively lightweight building product, we can ship our windows and doors all over the world with little logistical waste. Even better, our windows and doors are created in such a way that far reaching markets can purchase glass locally and avoid the glass transit costs.
Preserving Rainforests: Wood windows and doors, which are prevalent in luxury homes, are commonly touted as "green" products. Although wood is technically green, don’t be misled - wood is only sustainable if harvested in compliance with a sustainable forest plan. On the other hand, aluminum is an abundant and sustainably harvested resource. In fact, about 8% of the earth’s crust consists of aluminum bauxite. This bountiful supply exceeds global demands and because of its recyclable nature, aluminum is the material for the next century. Additionally, 94% of the world’s supply of bauxite is mined in non-forested regions minimizing global environmental impact.
Environmentally Safe Coatings: We offer two types of finishes on our aluminum windows and doors: paint and anodizing. Both processes result in environmentally safe products that do not require refinishing. Because Fleetwood products are factory finished for life, you need only keep them clean. Imagine the reduction of VOCs if everyone chose aluminum over other products requiring refinishing. See the inside cover of our brochure for more information regarding painting and anodizing.